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The initiative

Transport Scotland continues to modernise our public transport network. We are working with Scotland’s public sector organisations and transport providers to deliver passenger requirements, with the aim to make public transport more attractive, easier to access and a viable alternative to using the car, reducing traffic and emissions.

This smart evolution is being funded through a combination of Scottish Government, local government and private transport operator investment, as well as being supported by European Regional Development Funding.

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Fife in the Fast Lane

Living in Fife? Commuting into Edinburgh? Visiting the area? Or just wanting an easier and smarter way to get around? 

Find out more about Fife in the Fast Lane: Stagecoach, ScotRail, Transport Scotland and Fife Council working in partnership to improve your public transport experience.


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Smart evolution

Seeking to provide educational information around what smart ticketing and payment is and how you can use it? This campaign launched on the back of the successful technical integration project with Transport Scotland, ScotRail, National Express (Xplore Dundee), Stagecoach, First Bus, McGill’s Buses, Lothian Buses, SPT Subway, local authorities, Young Scot and NECPO, to unlock ITSO smartcards for flexible smart travel across Scotland.

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Contactless payments – Smart Pay Grant Fund

In the Transport Minister’s drive to encourage bus operators to provide a contactless payment service to customers, Transport Scotland and the European Regional Development Fund are offering financial support in the form of a Smart Pay Grant Fund. 

The Grant Fund will assist bus operators update their equipment which will reduce queues, speed up boarding, and give passengers an alternate option to paying cash for their tickets. 

Contactless on bus has been requested by passengers and will enhance the customer experience. Contactless is a modern and well proven as a secure and convenient method of payment.  

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